Events & Programs

Fall 2018

AFRICANA'S HOLIDAY PARTY

Wednesday, December 5th 
4:00-8:00PM 
Churchill- BASSPAS 
155 Angell Street, Providence, RI 

Join The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre as we celebrate the season and commemorate the 50th year anniversary of the 1968 Black Student Walkout at Brown University!

FREE and Open to Everyone 

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. 

 

 

YEMOJA FESTIVAL

The Yemoja Festival, organized and created by the course AFRI 1040: Decolonized Bodies, Spirit Bodies: Tracing Indigenous Knowledge of Africans is a traditional festival to honor Yemoja, the mother of all Orishas, the human forms of Yoruba deities. 

December 1, 2018 | 11:00AM 
George H. Bass Performing Arts Space
Churchill House- 155 Angell Street, PVD  

The festival will begin at 11:00AM with “Iwure Odun”. The procession will leave from there at 12pm and make its way to Providence River at India Point Park, Fox Point.

THE RED FLAG

WORKSHOP | FRIDAY, OCT 19TH | 6:00PM-8:00PM
GRANOFF CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS, STUDIO 1

Participants will learn the practice of "wrapping" - a Yoruba tradition where the entire body, including hands, feet, head and face, is wrapped or covered with cloth in preparation for an important ceremony or act.

PARADE | SATURDAY, OCT 20TH | 1:00PM-4:00PM
GEORGE HOUSTON BASS PERFORMING ARTS SPACE

Students and interested community members march with Professor Jelili Atiku in remembrance of the 1968 WalkOut! and to protest the present day issues around gun violence.

FREE and Open to the Public

Full schedule of parade available here

For more information, email/call:
africana_studies@brown.edu/
(401) 863-3137 

A series of events, conceived, hosted and led by Performance Artist-in-Residence, Jelili Atiku to call attention to civil unrest and violence. 

All are welcome to join in participating!

Convened by Jelili Atiku, Artist Protection Fund Fellow with Brown Arts Initiative and Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre 

THE WORLD IS FEMININE: a colloquium

This colloquium gathers scholars, artists, activists to discuss and reflect on the potency of feminine energy as well as promotes African indigenous knowledge and the indispensable roles of women in society. 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 
10:00AM-7:30PM 
Studio 1 | Granoff Center for the Creative Arts 

For more information, email or call: 
africana_studies@brown.edu
(401) 863-3137

FREE and Open to the Public 

50 YEARS SINCE 68 

Upending the Ivory Tower

Walkout! a spoken word performance

The Red Flag 

The Global and the Local  

PROGRAM DETAILS HERE

FALL 2018 OPEN HOUSE
Celebrating 50 Years Since 1968

 September 19th | 5:00 - 7:00PM
Churchill House | BASSPAS
155 Angell Street 

Refreshments will be served - RSVP so that we may plan accordingly.

For more information, email or call:
africana_studies@brown.edu
401-863-3137